Responding to Tough Times - Charles Stanley Daily Devotion (August-27-2020)

Thursday, 27 August 2020 03:55

Charles Stanley (August-27-2020) Daily Devotion: Responding to Tough Times.

Tough times have a way of revealing our true nature. If two people were to face the same dilemma, one may grow closer to God and bear fruit while the other becomes anxious and doubts God’s faithfulness. How we respond to trials makes all the difference.

Like it or not, hardship is part of life. Becoming a Christian doesn’t change that fact (John 16:33). What shifts is our understanding of God’s sovereignty—nothing touches our life unless He permits it. Consider David, for example: God allowed a murderous king to pursue him for years (1 Samuel 23:15; 1 Samuel 23:25), but David responded to adversity with faith and called God his stronghold and refuge (Psalm 59:16).

If we let them, challenges can grow our faith, change our perspective, or deepen our compassion. But no matter what, the Lord is available to help us in our affliction (Psalm 46:1). Either we can turn toward Him for comfort, guidance, and support, or we can get angry and resentful that we’re not being rescued from our valley.

When affliction strips away every crutch, one has only the Lord to depend upon. Though some people are destroyed by that kind of situation, others are built into undaunted believers.

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Responding to Tough Times - Charles Stanley Daily Devotion (August-27-2020)
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  • Comment Link peggy a cruse Thursday, 27 August 2020 20:58 posted by peggy a cruse

    God has never let me down..I know He is with me through the good and difficult times I shall always praise Him.

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  • Comment Link Bobby Atayan Thursday, 27 August 2020 10:38 posted by Bobby Atayan

    Thanks for the short yet striking message on tough times! God bless!

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  • Comment Link Bobby Atayan Thursday, 27 August 2020 10:38 posted by Bobby Atayan

    Thanks for the short yet striking message on tough times! God bless!

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  • Comment Link Bobby Atayan Thursday, 27 August 2020 10:38 posted by Bobby Atayan

    Thanks for the short yet striking message on tough times! God bless!

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Charles Stanley

Charles Frazier Stanley (born September 25, 1932) is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder and president of In Touch Ministries and also served two one-year terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1984 to 1986. He has an evangelical and dispensationalist theology. Charles Frazier Stanley was born on September 25, 1932, in Dry Fork, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, just nine months bef ...